Plum Tree Tavern’s Innkeeper Russell Streur emailed not long ago to share publication news of Autumn Moon Festival 2022. As stated in his notice:
81 writers and artists are represented in the edition. Many thanks to each for the contributions.
The issue is built around several sections or chapters. An individual’s work may be posted in one or more sections of the issue. The editor naturally hopes that everyone reads the complete issue. But to quickly locate in which section(s) your work is placed, click on your name in the Contributors category in the right hand column of the issue. The sections in which your work appears will generate on the left hand side of the page.
In addition to the individual contributions, links within the issue will lead to anthologies of Japanese poetry in the public domain, woodblock prints, and other material related to the issue. The Welcome statement of the edition describes the contents and organization in detail.
Some minor editing was performed to make the presentation of haiku consistent. Generally, to accord with standard practices and with limited exceptions: titles were eliminated, lines were left justified, capitalization of the first letter of lines were replaced in lower case with the exception of proper nouns, ending periods were eliminated.
I’ve always enjoyed the economy of haiku, that gathering of energy to be present in the very short moment. In fact, in this very moment, the late November sun is beginning its descent into the Pacific Ocean, a fine view from an unorganized desk. Plum Tree Tavern is always a joy to read and I’m thrilled to have work appear in this issue.